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Seminar: Race & Reconstruction After Hurricane Katrina

October 26, 2005 12:15pm - 2:00pm
Lockhart Hall (Auditorium Room 25) Mondale Hall

University of Minnesota Law School Professors

Guy Charles
Jim Chen
Myron Orfield
Daria Roithmayr

and Yale Law School Professor

William Eskridge, Jr.

will discuss the legal and policy implications of rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf Region following Hurricane Katrina, addressing specifically how to overcome historic inequities along lines of race and class.

While levees have been patched and the lights come on block by block across the Gulf Coast, the daunting task of rebuilding the region has only just begun. In addition to destroying lives, livelihoods, and infrastructure, Hurricane Katrina exposed historic racial and socioeconomic divisions that existed long before the storm.

CLE Credit Requested.

This Panel Discussion made possible by a collaboration between the Law Council, the Dean of Students Office, faculty panelists, various student groups*.

* Thanks to the following groups for their collaboration: Christian Legal Society, Phi Alpha Delta, Federalist Society, Latino Law Student Association, International Law Student Association, National Lawyer's Guild, American Indian Law Student Association, Black Law Student Association, Jewish Law Student Association, Law School Democrats, Environmental Law Society, and the Student Employment and Labor Law Association.

You are also invited to make tax-deductible donations to the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)'s Katrina Relief Fund, which will help rebuild physical and legal infrastructure in the Gulf Coast Region.

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